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      12-30-2007, 05:14 AM   #70
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Originally Posted by southlight View Post
Quite an old post. Let me say this:
Although I'd personally prefer the 335i, the overal performance of the S5 is quite good. I think it's a matter of taste which car one prefers.
Referring to RS5: There's no doubt that it should be better than the M3 due to its later debut. But will it reach the expectations? Will Audi allow it to have higher output than the R8? IMO too many unanswered questions. My prediction is a tie.. What do you think?

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I'm not sure if it will be a tie though I do expect it to be quite close. On performance I reckon the RS5 will win easily just like the C63 does in comparison tests but unlike it where the extra power becomes a problem to use the RS5 shouldn't be bothered with this. I believe in every discipline of their performance be it acceleration, braking, cornering, lap times the RS5 will be better, but whether it will capture the pure driving pleasure that the M3 has is a different question.

That is the all standing argument between AWD vs RWD and to date very few awd cars have the same driving pleasure and feel that a good rwd car has. Like you say it will all depend on what you are after in the end.